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Why Are The Colts Heading To Anderson University For Training Camp?

Posted Jul 22, 2014

Intro: Colts Training Camp Presented by Verizon will take place at Anderson University starting Wednesday. With many teams staying at home for training camp, why do the Colts continue to go off site to kickoff their seasons?



INDIANAPOLIS – The pallets and boxes that have lined the Indiana Farm Bureau Football Center hallways for the past month have made the trek north.

Colts headquarters is moving to Anderson, Ind. for the next three weeks as the training camp grind kicks off the 2014 season.

Anderson University becomes the temporary home for the Colts with the team heading offsite to form the foundation for a season with high aspirations.

This will be the 20th year the Colts will report to Anderson (1984-1998 and 2010-2014) for their training camp.

Over the years, NFL teams around the league are adopting to stay at their team facilities for training camp.

In 2001, just 5 teams camped at home. That number has grown to 18 this year (see NFL chart below).

The New Orleans Saints are heading to The Greenbrier in White Sulpher Springs, West Virginia for training camp.

Why do the Colts continue to pack up their belongings and leave Indianapolis for camp?

Chuck Pagano pointed to these keys on why the Colts make the trip to Anderson:

         -Team Building

         -Bonding

         -Camaraderie

         -No distractions

         -Common Suffering

 

YEAR

NFL TEAMS WITH HOME

TRAINING CAMPS (PCT.)

 

YEAR

NFL TEAMS WITH HOME

TRAINING CAMPS (PCT.)

2000

5 of 31 (16%)

 

2008

14 of 32 (44%)

2001

5 of 31 (16%)

 

2009

17 of 32 (53%)

2002

7 of 32 (22%)

 

2010

17 of 32 (53%)

2003

12 of 32 (38%)

 

2011

19 of 32 (59%)

2004

12 of 32 (38%)

 

2012

18 of 32 (56%)

2005

15 of 32 (47%)

 

2013

19 of 32 (59%)

2006

13 of 32 (41%)

 

2014

18 of 32 (56%)

2007

17 of 32 (53%)

 

 

 


TRAINING CAMP PRACTICE SCHEDULE

*SCHEDULE IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE

 

Wednesday, July 23

Players Arrive

 

Thursday, July 24

1:50-4:25 p.m. – Practice

 

12:30 p.m. – Colts City opens

5:00 p.m. – Colts City closes

 

Friday, July 25

1:50-4:25 p.m. – Practice

 

12:30 p.m. – Colts City opens

5:00 p.m. – Colts City closes

 

Saturday, July 26 – KIDS DAY PRESENTED BY IU HEALTH

1:50-4:25 p.m. – Practice

 

12:30 p.m. – Colts City opens

5:00 p.m. – Colts City closes

 

Sunday, July 27 – ARMED FORCES DAY

1:50-4:25 p.m. – Practice

 

12:30 p.m. – Colts City opens

5:00 p.m. – Colts City closes

 

Monday, July 28

1:50-4:25 p.m. – Practice

 

12:30 p.m. – Colts City opens

5:00 p.m. – Colts City closes

 

Wednesday, July 30

1:50-4:25 p.m. – Practice

 

12:30 p.m. – Colts City opens

5:00 p.m. – Colts City closes

 

Thursday, July 31 – NIGHT PRACTICE BBQ BASH

6:20-8:55 p.m. – Practice

 

5:00 p.m. – Colts City opens

9:30 p.m. – Colts City closes

 

Friday, August 1

1:50-4:25 p.m. – Practice

 

12:30 p.m. – Colts City opens

5:00 p.m. – Colts City closes

 

Saturday, August 2

1:50-4:25 p.m. – Practice

 

12:30 p.m. – Colts City opens

5:00 p.m. – Colts City closes

 

Monday, August 4

1:50-4:25 p.m. – Practice

 

12:30 p.m. – Colts City opens

5:00 p.m. – Colts City closes

 

Tuesday, August 5

1:50-4:00 p.m. – Practice

 

12:30 p.m. – Colts City opens

5:00 p.m. – Colts City closes

 

Thursday, August 7

Indianapolis Colts at New York Jets (7 p.m.)

 

Colts City Closed

 

Saturday, August 9 – FAN CLUBS DAY

1:50-4:25 p.m. – Practice

 

12:30 p.m. – Colts City opens

5:00 p.m. – Colts City closes

 

Sunday, August 10

1:50-4:25 p.m. – Practice

 

12:30 p.m. – Colts City opens

5:00 p.m. – Colts City closes

 

Monday, August 11

1:50-4:25 p.m. – Practice

 

Colts City Closed

 

Tuesday, August 12

1:50-4:25 p.m. – Practice

 

Colts City Closed

 

Wednesday, August 13 – BREAK CAMP

10:20 a.m.-12:30 p.m. – Practice

 

Colts City Closed


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